IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1118: Material Culture and Materialities, II: How Objects Shape Communities

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Moderator/Chair:Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Paper 1118-aBiographies Carved in Wood
(Language: English)
Bettina Ebert, Institutt for Arkeologi, Konservering og Historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Bettina Ebert, Institutt for Arkeologi, Konservering og Historie, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 1118-b'It's a horse! It must be holy!': Material Remains, Archaeology Medieval-Style, and the Creation of Sanctity in Medieval Cologne
(Language: English)
Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Local History
Abstract

Materialities can be widely perceived as buildings, objects, artefacts, matter or material culture and can tell us about the relationship of people and their things. So it is no surprise that this topic can be found in various disciplines. The papers in this session seek to highlight how some materialities could shape communities, while others might be an indication of existing trade networks. But materialities can also be images of creatures of human’s imagination and as such can show us to what extent perceptions of ‘reality’ and ‘fiction’ could influence the meanings ascribed to these materialities.